Pistons closed down Celtics in final minutes to make very first triumph
The New Year brought the Detroit Pistons much better fortune in the fourth quarter.
After losing another fourth quarter lead, the Pistons rallied in the last few minutes and defeated the Boston Celtics 96-93 Friday at Little Caesars Arena for their very first success of the season.
It snaps a nine-game losing streak dating back to last season.
The Pistons (1-4) had led in the 4th quarter in 3 of their first four video games but failed to liquidate any of them.
This time, they created a number of protective stops in the waning minutes. Jaylen Brown missed out on a potential game-tying 3-pointer right before the last horn.
Mason Plumlee (16 rebounds) had actually split a set of complimentary throws with 5.6 seconds to play to give the Pistons an important three-point cushion.
Jerami Grant scored a team-high 24 points. He has actually scored 24 or more in 4 successive games.
Novice Sadiq Bey, starting in place of Blake Griffin (concussion procedure), scored 17 points, including 5-of-6 3-pointers. Derrick Rose scored 17 points.
The Pistons conquered Boston’s vibrant one-two punch of Jayson Tatum (28 points) and Brown (25 points), holding the Celtics (3-3) scoreless over their last 8 possessions covering 4:15.
The teams satisfy again Sunday at LCA (3 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit) as the NBA has actually scheduled numerous back-to-back games in the exact same cities for groups this season to decrease travel.
The Pistons did not trail in the first 3 quarters. They led 55-40 at the half but the Celtics, behind Tatum and Brown, warmed up in the third quarter.
Tatum scored 14 points in the third on a mix of jump shots and drives to the rim. Brown rattled 7 points in 1:17 to begin the fourth quarter, offering Boston its very first lead of the night at 80-79.
Brown’s driving layup and Tatum’s 3-pointer provided the Celtics their most significant lead of the night at 93-88 with 4:15 to play.
The Pistons closed it out with an 8-0 run, introduced by Grant’s driving layup and pair of free tosses.
Rookie center Isaiah Stewart provided some toughness in the paint, scoring eight points and getting five rebounds. Josh Jackson scored 11 points.
The Pistons led by as many as 21 in the very first half.
Grant did most of the damage with 18 points on 7-of-11. Stewart four points off put-backs. He and Rose (11 points) provided a stimulate off the bench.